Enjoy tours of Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea on this 3-night private tour of Jordan’s wonders from Amman, with your own private guide. Head south from Amman for a guided Petra tour: seeing the best of this age-old, UNESCO-listed rock-cut city. The next day, explore the spectacular desert valley of Wadi Rum, and ‘swim’ in the salt-rich waters of the Dead Sea. Three nights of accommodation in Amman and Petra; daily breakfast and dinner; and airport transfers at the start and end of your trip are also included.
- 3-night tour of Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea from Amman with a private driver
- See the best of Petra, including the Siq, Treasury (El Khazneh) and the Royal Tombs, led by a local guide
- Ride a 4x4 through the canyons, valleys and deserts of Wadi Rum
- Float in the salt-rich waters of the Dead Sea
- Enjoy two nights in Jordan’s capital of Amman, plus a night in ancient Petra
- Choose from a range of hotel standards to suit your budget
Experience Jordan’s most famous natural and historical beauty spots on this 3-night tour, accompanied by your own friendly and knowledgeable private guide, who doubles as your driver.
After relaxing overnight in Amman on Day 1, travel south through Jordan’s sun-baked desert landscapes to Petra, the UNESCO-protected, ancient city hewn into a rocky valley more than 2,000 years ago. Enjoy a guided tour of Petra’s main sights, including the Siq, Treasury (El-Khazneh) and rock tombs. Then, after an overnight stay in Petra town, continue the next morning to Wadi Rum, a protected desert valley renowned for its natural beauty.
Take an exciting 4x4 ride around the valley, mountains and dunes; and then travel on to the Dead Sea. Get time here to ‘swim’ in the salt-rich waters before your return to Amman and a final, overnight stay.
Your tour includes round-trip private transport, three nights of accommodation in your choice of tourist-, prime- or superior-class hotels, breakfast and dinner each day, and time for lunch (own expense) on each day of your travels.
Day 1: Amman Queen Alia International Airport - Amman (D)
Start your Jordan experience with an airport transfer to your hotel in Amman. Check in, and then enjoy dinner in your hotel.
Day 2: Amman - Petra (B, D)
After breakfast and a hotel pickup by your car and driver, travel south through the rugged desert landscapes to Petra, the ancient rock city in Jordan’s Shara Mountains — your time on the road is roughly 3 hours.
After lunch (own expense), enjoy 2-hour walking tour of this awe-inspiring Nabataean city and UNESCO World Heritage site with a local guide. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Petra was carved into a sandstone gorge more than 2,000 years ago to dominate the trading routes of ancient Arabia and is rightly regarded as the jewel in the crown of Jordan’s historic sights.
Walk along the narrow Siq, the high-walled fissure in the rocks that winds into the heart of the city. Then, stop in your tracks at your first breathtaking glimpse of the Treasury, known locally as El-Khazneh —Petra’s stellar sight. Wonder at its intricate façade and hear how movies such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade were filmed here.
Take photos of this glorious monument and then continue your tour. See Petra’s ornate tombs cut into the rock face and admire the stunning theater that once sat 3,000 spectators. As you walk, hear stories and facts about the ingenious Nabataeans who chose, carved out and then made this place their home so long ago. After your walking tour finishes, check in and enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Day 3: Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea - Amman (B, D)
Start your day with breakfast at your hotel and then travel to the spectacular desert wilderness of Wadi Rum. Sometimes known as the ‘Valley of the Moon’ for its lunar-like landscapes, this protected region of mountains, dunes and canyons was where TE Lawrence, known as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ fought alongside the Bedouin locals in World War I.
The locals have named many of the sites in Wadi Rum after Lawrence and numerous scenes from the iconic movie, Lawrence of Arabia, were filmed on location here. Enjoy an exhilarating 2-hour trip by 4x4 through this majestic place to immerse yourself in its serene beauty and ever-changing colors. Rumble along desert valleys, through narrow gorges and past red dunes and mountains and stop to take photos along the way.
After a break for lunch (own expense), travel onward to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. Sitting at 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea level, this glittering inland sea contains extraordinarily high levels of salt and minerals, and offers up an incredible experience: the chance to float rather than swim!
Arrive at the Dead Sea Beach Rest House and wade in to experience a short floating session from the beach: it’s an unforgettable sensation. Finish your day by relaxing on the 1-hour journey back to Amman. Check back into your hotel for dinner.
Day 4: Amman (B)
Your 3-night Jordan tour finishes after your hotel breakfast. Check out of your hotel and relax on a convenient airport drop-off at Amman Queen Alia International Airport at a time to fit your flight departure.